robots
Watch a Robot Tamer Control Industrial Machines With Simple Gestures

In factories, many simple, repetitive tasks have already been taken over by machines. But as we bring industrial robots into unpredictable, interactive environments, we’re going to need better ways to communicate with them. Read More >>

computers
This Webpage Uses Centuries-Old Physics to Let Anyone Scroll Hands-Free

The Doppler effect, first proposed by Christian Doppler in 1842, is a well-documented phenomenon in physics which causes a change in the frequency of a wave as the source moves closer to the observer. It's the science behind satellites and speed cameras alike. And, in the hands of one computer science student, it can make a little magic happen on your computer. Read More >>

design
Why Everyone Wants to Kill the Mouse and Keyboard

In the past 40 years, everything about our computers have changed: the screens; the guts; the size, weight, and materials; the software itself, of course. But one thing has stayed exactly the same, frozen in time from the early days: the tools we use to tell them what to do. So it's odd that we're so desperate to throw them out the window. Read More >>

cases
This Case Transforms the Space Around Your iPhone Into a Trackpad

The future of gesture control could be snapped right onto your existing smartphone. That's the concept behind Fuffr, an iPhone case that turns the empty space around your phone into a Leap Motion-style gestural interface. Read More >>

computers
Microsoft’s Infrared Keyboard Gives Gesture Control to an Average PC

Your laptop's trackpad gestures are great, but they make your desktop computer's keyboard-and-mouse combo feel old-fashioned. Microsoft's prototype keyboard changes that, cramming infrared sensors between the keys to allow hand gesture control without ever leaving the home keys. Read More >>

gaming
Playing Video Games With Your Eyes: Not As Cool As You’d Hope. Yet.

Kinect might be the big name in full-body motion control, but it's Tobii that's got eyes on lock. And while their past (awesome) demos have been interface-centric, now they're taking on games. It's not perfect yet but man do I ever want this to be awesome. Read More >>

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Samsung’s 2014 Smart TVs Will Be Controlled By Your Pointed Finger

Kinect may have been at it for years, but it's taking most companies a fair old while to really get to grips with gesture control. Now, Samsung is planning to offer more fine-grained, finger-sensitive functionality in its 2014 smart TVs. Read More >>

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How Gesture Control Actually Works

Gesture control sure is cool, even if it's still a little bit of a gimmick. But how the hell does it actually work? Read More >>

gadgets
You Can Finally Buy Leap Motion in the UK

After launching in the US earlier this month, and having been on the "coming soon" list for what seems like eons, Leap Motion is available in the UK at last. For seventy of your British pounds, you can get one delivered as soon as tomorrow. I hope all those who pre-ordered it have gotten theirs already. [Amazon] Read More >>

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Watch Leap Motion Turn a Windows 8 Rig Into a Futuristic Dream Machine

We've already seen what the Leap Motion can do in apps that support it, but it stands to make your everyday OS-level boredom into a futuristic gesture-controlled wonderland too. This new video shows exactly what kind of applications you can look forward to on your Windows 8 machine, at it seems at least as cool as touch. Read More >>

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You Could Control Google Glass With a Wink

When was the last time you winked? When was the last time you winked and didn't immediately regret it? It's probably been a while, but Google's aiming making winking cool again(?), by hard-coding some ;) functionality right into Glass. Read More >>

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Leap Motion Hack Lets You Drive a Boat With a Wave of Your Hand

The Leap Motion hacks just keep coming. The motion-controlled gadget still hasn't hit our shelves, but eager engineers are already hooking their developer kits up to all the electronics they own. Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy S IV Video Leaks Show Off Smart Pause, Gesture Recognition, and More

A series of leaked videos purport to show off some of the Samsung Galaxy S IV's new control methods, including a smart pause system and touch-free control. Read More >>

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Leap Motion + Hologram = The Future of Awesomeness

Whether you like gesture control or not, Leap Motion's fine-grain floating-finger input looks like pure future. And it only gets better when you're controlling a pseudo-hologram with it. And that's exactly what Robbie Tilton did with his Tony Stark-worthy setup. Read More >>

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Kinect’s New Multitouch Tricks Let You Pinch Thin Air to Zoom

Kinect has already received its fair share of excited attention from developers, but Microsoft is still exploring its limits, too — and has managed to make it respond to mid-air, multitouch gestures. Read More >>